Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (541)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

541. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of the national dairy herd in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53393/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The CSO's June Livestock Survey includes the following information for the years 2015-2019

Description

June 2015

June 2016

June 2017

June 2018

June 2019

Dairy cows (000 head)

1,295.8

1,397.9

1,432.7

1,480.9

1,504.8

2019 data is based on the CSO Crops and Livestock Survey June Provisional Estimates. More detailed data from the CSO's June and December Livestock Surveys each year is available at the CSO website.